Giant Gorg

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Giant Gorg
Giant Gorg Illustration.jpg
巨神ゴーグ
(Kyoshin Gorg)
GenreAction, Mecha, Sci-fi
Created byYoshikazu Yasuhiko
Anime television series
Directed byYoshikazu Yasuhiko
Produced byTakayuki Yoshii
Written by
Music by
  • Mitsuo Hagita
StudioNippon Sunrise
Licensed by
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run April 5, 1984 September 27, 1984
Episodes26
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Giant Gorg (巨神ゴーグ (ジャイアントゴーグ), Jaianto Gōgu) is a 1984 26-episode anime television series. Directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, produced by Sunrise and was broadcast in on TV Tokyo.

Plot[edit]

In 1990, an island emerged about two thousand kilometers south-east of the country of Samoa. It was named New Austral Island because of its close proximity to Austral Island. However, due to a secret concerning the new landmass, an organization called GAIL covered up its existence. Though absent from the map, it was still very much afloat. As part of the cover-up, Dr. Tagami, a university professor obsessed with the island, was killed.

In his will, he instructed his son, Yuu Tagami to meet with his former student, Dr. Wave, in New York. Shortly after he arrives, he, Dr. Wave, Doris (Dr. Wave’s sister), and their dog, Argos, are attacked by GAIL. They escape with the help of Captain, an old friend of Dr. Wave’s who Doris describes as “a bad guy.” With Captain’s help, they make their way to Austral Island, though not without trouble. There Yuu is saved by a seemingly, sentient robot called Gorg that the locals believe is the island’s protector. The story unfolds from there, as the Yuu, Gorg, and friends try to uncover the secrets of New Austral Island while fighting off the forces of GAIL.

Cast[edit]

Character Japanese VA[citation needed]
Yuu Tagami Mayumi Tanaka
Doris Wave Kazumi Amemiya
Dr. Wave Keaton Yamada
Skipper Masao Imanishi
Rod Balboa Shuuichi Ikeda
Lady Lynx Gara Takashima
Manon Mitsuo Gunji
Aroi Asami Mukaidono
Sarah (eps 1-7) Naomi Jinbo
Sarah(eps 8-26) Yuko Sasaki
Roy Balboa Yuzuru Fujimoto
Samuel Gotoh Masayuki Kato
Bem Kouji Totani
Sam Shunsuke Takamiya
Zenon Bin Shimada
Odonneru Daisuke Gouri
Tomeniku Fumihiko Tachiki
Professor Tagami Koichi Chiba
Dr. Hekkeru Masaharu Satou
Hotsumatsua Masanobu Okubo
Jeff Mitsuo Senda
Devi Saburo Kamei

Release[edit]

In 2001, Bandai announced that they would start a new sub label called Sunrise Classic Action in which Giant Gorg would be part of.[1] However, the plan was later scrapped. In 2015, Discotek Media announced that they had licensed the series for a North American release on DVD.[2][better source needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bandai at AX". Anime News Network. 2001-07-07. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  2. ^ "Discotek Media release announcement". Discotek Media. 2015-04-07. Retrieved 2015-04-07.

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